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Simulation: Elder Mediation – Video author.

Simulation: Elder Mediation – Video

Elder Mediation-a Solution for Families at War (3 minutes) looks at a typical family conflict over the care of an...

By Managing Editor
Marvin Johnson: Self Critique: Improving Questioning Technique – Video author.

Marvin Johnson: Self Critique: Improving Questioning Technique – Video

Marvin Johnson describes what he could specifically work on as a mediator - asking questions in a particular way, with...

By Marvin E. Johnson
Marvin Johnson: Defining/Labeling Mediation as Concern – Video author.

Marvin Johnson: Defining/Labeling Mediation as Concern – Video

Marvin Johnson discusses his frustration with the field developing rigid definitions and standards of mediation. He believes this has come...

By Marvin E. Johnson
Roger Fisher: Comparison of Family and International Disputes – Video author.

Roger Fisher: Comparison of Family and International Disputes – Video

Roger Fisher speaks of the different ways to handle international disputes and family disputes. He underlines the similarity that with...

By Roger Fisher
Ken Cloke: Objective of Training – Video author.

Ken Cloke: Objective of Training – Video

Ken Cloke describes how the goal of training is to provide the student with structure and steps, enabling them to...

By Kenneth Cloke
Joe Folger: Why People Use Mediation – Video author.

Joe Folger: Why People Use Mediation – Video

From his perspective, Joe Folger says that the purpose of mediation is to facilitate the transformation of the quality of...

By Joseph P. Folger
Arthur Pearlstein: Incentives to Litigate – Video author.

Arthur Pearlstein: Incentives to Litigate – Video

Arthur Pearlstein shares how economics can play a role in a lawyer deciding a case should go through litigation.

By Arthur Pearlstein
Larry Susskind: Developing a Public Dispute Resolution Field – Video author.

Larry Susskind: Developing a Public Dispute Resolution Field – Video

Larry Susskind reflects on the steps and processes of his current international work of developing a public dispute resolution field...

By Larry Susskind
McIssac, Hugh: Confidentiality Varies by State, County – Video author.

McIssac, Hugh: Confidentiality Varies by State, County – Video

Hugh McIssac talks about some different policies of confidentiality between California and Oregon.

By Hugh McIssac
McIssac, Hugh: Transformative Mediation Approach – Video author.

McIssac, Hugh: Transformative Mediation Approach – Video

Hugh McIssac discusses the transformative approach and how it is closer to a therapeutic process than one where the main...

By Hugh McIssac
William Hartgering: Goods and Bads of Institutionalization – Video author.

William Hartgering: Goods and Bads of Institutionalization – Video

William Hartgering discusses how the institutionalization of mediation within the courts has been good for the overall field, but believes...

By William E. Hartgering
Simulation: Consider Workplace Mediation – Video author.

Simulation: Consider Workplace Mediation – Video

Video showing different ways to resolve workplace conflict, ending with a mediation role play.

By Managing Editor
Simulation: Roommate Co-Mediation – Video author.

Simulation: Roommate Co-Mediation – Video

This is a role play of a mediation in which roommates are having difficulties figuring out their problems.

By Managing Editor
Diane Neumann: Court Programs and Private Services – Video author.

Diane Neumann: Court Programs and Private Services – Video

Diane Neumann discusses a basic difference between court programs and private services.

By Diane Neumann
Michael Lang: Account of When a Stage Method Didn’t Work – Video author.

Michael Lang: Account of When a Stage Method Didn’t Work – Video

Michael Lang tells of a mediation session where he did not follow a step-by-step model, demonstrating that sometimes, a strict...

By Michael Lang
Terry Wheeler: Bringing About Change is Motivational – Video author.

Terry Wheeler: Bringing About Change is Motivational – Video

Terry Wheeler discusses what captivated him about the field, which was that he could bring about change in the way...

By Terry Wheeler
Don Saposnek: Mediation Not a Separate Profession – Video author.

Don Saposnek: Mediation Not a Separate Profession – Video

Don Saposnek discusses his view of mediation as a practice people do in addition to another professional practice such as...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Simulation: Community Property Dispute – Video author.

Simulation: Community Property Dispute – Video

This is a video produced by Lowell Steigler about a community property dispute. It shows a mediation about two neighbors...

By Managing Editor
Simulation: Disrespected Coworker Mediation – Video author.

Simulation: Disrespected Coworker Mediation – Video

Role Play of a mediation that gives an example of an opening statement, as well as the considerations of making...

By Managing Editor
Larry Fong: Mediation Not a Profession – Video author.

Larry Fong: Mediation Not a Profession – Video

Larry Fong shares his view of mediation not being a profession, but instead mediators are professionals that are given the...

By Larry Fong
Joe Folger: Perspectives on the Purpose of Mediation – Video author.

Joe Folger: Perspectives on the Purpose of Mediation – Video

Joseph Folger talks about the differing perspectives on the purpose of mediation within the field and the roots of these...

By Joseph P. Folger
Susan Carpenter: Peace and Mediation Can Be Offensive – Video author.

Susan Carpenter: Peace and Mediation Can Be Offensive – Video

Susan Carpenter discusses the myriad of perceptions that exist about the concepts of peace, peace maker, and mediation and how...

By Susan Carpenter
Mayer, Bernie: Bad Mediation Training – Video author.

Mayer, Bernie: Bad Mediation Training – Video

Bernie Mayer talks about mediation training programs that are doing a disservice to people. These invlove trainings that mostly focus...

By Bernard Mayer
McAdoo, Barbara: Lawyers Need Communication Skills – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Lawyers Need Communication Skills – Video

Barbara McAdoo describes her concern with lawyers waiting for mediators or others to be able to relate bad news or...

By Barbara McAdoo
McAdoo, Barbara: Neutral Evaluation – Video author.

McAdoo, Barbara: Neutral Evaluation – Video

Barbara McAdoo shares her concern with mediators not being able to clearly define what mediation is compared to neutral evaluation...

By Barbara McAdoo
Lowry, Randy: Pepperdine’s Mediation Program Design – Video author.

Lowry, Randy: Pepperdine’s Mediation Program Design – Video

Randy Lowry discusses the development of Pepperdine's mediation program and incorporation into the law school. Foundation for law school is...

By L. Randolph Lowry
Stephen Erickson: Defining Mediation as a Profession – Video author.

Stephen Erickson: Defining Mediation as a Profession – Video

Stephen Erickson expresses his concern of mediation not being well defined and how it is being confused with the legal...

By Stephen Erickson
Howard Bellman: Mediation Work and Drumming – Video author.

Howard Bellman: Mediation Work and Drumming – Video

Howard Bellman describes mediation work using the analogy of a drummer in a rhythm section: both have structure, influence, judgement,...

By Howard Bellman
Joseph Stuhlberg: View on Certification – Video author.

Joseph Stuhlberg: View on Certification – Video

Stulberg talks about certification and regulations surrounding practice. He believes the key to mediation competency is quality of training.

By Joseph Stulberg
Terry Wheeler: The Biggest Fear of Mediation – Video author.

Terry Wheeler: The Biggest Fear of Mediation – Video

Terry Wheeler discusses his concern that someone within a legislative system will define and mandate all aspects of mediation.

By Terry Wheeler

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